Web Safety 6.2 is Released

Web Safety 6.2 web filter for Squid proxy (version 6.2.0.FD48) is now released. This version contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Added new dynamic site categorization module. This module works on both requests and response. When categorizing requests URL, Referer and Host headers are scanned. When categorizing responses – textual contents of pages are scanned. Currently there are dynamic categorizers for Nudity Pornography, Adult Themes Sexuality, Drugs, Gambling, Games and Self-Harm categories.
  • Redesigned and reimplemented deep content inspection engine. The speed of content inspection is a little improved. Detection is now done faster. The amount of used RAM when performing adult language detection is greatly decreased (approx 10 times).
  • Builds for Raspberry PI are not produced any more, please use version 6.1 if you require running Web Safety on Raspberry PI.
  • Web Safety is now being published on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. See https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/diladele.websafety?tab=Overview for more information.

Pre-configured virtual appliance is available from https://www.diladele.com/virtual_appliance.html  (should be run in VMWare ESXi/vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V). GitHub repo with automation scripts we used to build this virtual appliance from stock Ubuntu 16 LTS image is at https://github.com/diladele/websafety-virtual-appliance .

Your questions/issues/bugs are welcome at support@diladele.com. Version 6.3 will include re-implemented Surfing Now page, YouTube categories/channels and video filter and CTIRU URL prevention list (provided by Home Office UK).

Thanks to all of you for making this possible!

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